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Video help

Find out about the various video options on the Biotechnology Learning Hub and helpful tips.

Viewing requirements
Video viewing options
Downloading a video

Viewing requirements

To watch videos on the Biotechnology Learning Hub website, you will need QuickTime 7.5 or Adobe Flash Player. Both of these are free to download.

Videos should be viewed at your screen’s default zoom setting, i.e. 100%.

Video viewing options

Video clips are available to view in QuickTime (.mov) at the following data rates:

  • 256 kbps (.mov) – we recommend this rate for those with 256 kbps or slower connections.
  • 1000 kbps (.mov) – we recommend this rate for those with 1 MB or faster connections.

Any videos published since 2011 are available to view in the JW Player (.mp4) at 576 kbps. These videos are enabled to view in full screen and can be downloaded. To download a video, click on the ‘Download video clip’ link below the video player - see further instructions below. The video can then be viewed offline using QuickTime 7.5 or above or VLC Players 1.1.5 or above.

Currently our .mov videos will not play in the Chrome browser. This is due to QuickTime being a 32-bit plugin and it is no longer supported on 64-bit versions of Chrome. Until this is fixed please use another browser such as Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer.

Downloading a video

Some systems and browsers allow users to click directly on the ‘Download’ link below the video player. Others require users to right click the ‘Download’ link and then follow the instructions as below:

In the pop-up window, click the appropriate option (the browser will default to either mp4 or MPEG as required):

  • For Internet Explorer – Save Target As…
  • For Firefox and Chrome – Save Link As…
  • For Safari – Save the File As…
  • Some browsers also have the option ‘Download video clip’.

Navigate to the required location on your computer and save the file.


All video content is copyrighted for use within the New Zealand Biotechnology Learning Hub video clips only.


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